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Istanbul landmark rekindles religious tensions

Perched on the tip of Istanbul's historic peninsula, Hagia Sophia -- with its spectacular dome, elegant curves and towering minarets -- is an iconic sight for millions of tourists visiting the city each year.
AFP: December 3, 2013

New Greek tourism office opened in Istanbul

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış met at a reception on Nov. 27 to open a new Greek tourism office in Istanbul.
November 29, 2013

Istanbul monastery may become mosque

There are plans to convert the Monastery of Studios, dedicated to St John the Baptist and considered the most important of Constantinople, into a mosque.
SBS: November 26, 2013

Turkey has submitted proposals on Cyprus peace settlement, Erdogan says

Turkey has submitted to the United Nations its proposals for a Cyprus peace settlement, the country's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Friday reported as saying.
eKathimerini: November 22, 2013

Turkey and Greece feud over Hagia Sophia

Turkey and Greece were locked Wednesday in a war of words over the possible conversion of Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul's most stunning landmarks, into a mosque.
AFP: November 20, 2013

Sectarianism Brings Turkey and Iran Closer

Turkey's foreign minister is due to visit Tehran on November 26, the latest step in rapprochement efforts between the former close allies.
November 19, 2013

Of Greek fathers and Turkish sons

he Nov. 10 anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish republic’s founder, is marked with nationwide ceremonies in Turkey.
Al-Monitor: November 17, 2013

Hopes high in Cyprus despite disagreements

The Greek Cypriots have insisted on preparing a joint statement before sitting down at the negotiation table, but the Turkish Cypriots believe that a joint statement is not actually necessary
World Bulletin: November 15, 2013

State Department distances itself from Erdogan's Cyprus comments

The US State Department has distanced itself from recent comments by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “there is no country named Cyprus.”
eKathimerini: November 14, 2013

Turkish PM's comments on Cyprus prompt strong response from Greek Foreign Ministry

Comments by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday that “there is no country named Cyprus” prompted a strong response from the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.
eKathimerini: November 12, 2013